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Breakbulk lags behind in Antwerp

July 17 - The port of Antwerp handled 104.5 million tonnes of freight in the first six months of 2015, which is a 6.4 percent increase compared with the same period in 2014. However, breakbulk cargo volumes were down by 3.9 percent.

Despite a large growth in container volume, which rose 9.5 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2015, the volume of breakbulk cargo handled fell to 4.8 million tonnes.

Iron and steel volumes were up 1.3 percent, however, with the port authority putting the breakbulk decline mainly down to a fall in the volume of fruit handled.

Ro-ro cargo handled increased by 3.9 percent to 2.4 million tonnes, although the number of cars handled fell by 9.6 percent to 581,458 tonnes.

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Paderewski completes maiden call in Emden

August 23 - Chipolbrok’s multipurpose vessel Paderewski made its maiden call at the German port of Emden to load wind energy equipment destined for Masan, South Korea.
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Peel Ports prepares for Brexit

August 23 - The UK’s Peel Ports Group has been accredited as an authorised economic operator (AEO) at all of its principal ports.
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Esbjerg welcomes LHM 800

August 23 - Denmark’s Port Esbjerg has taken delivery of a 308-tonne lifting capacity LHM 800 mobile harbour crane from Liebherr.
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